September-October 2010 (print edition)
This publication is an open invitation for all readers to share in our journey as we seek the Truth in all areas of life. Our belief is that an open but skeptical mind is an essential element when the growth of Knowledge and Awareness is the aim. We are making fruits of our research available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We constantly work to discern lies from reality and seek to validate and/or refine what we understand to be either possible or probable or both. We do this in the sincere hope that all of mankind will benefit, if not now, then at some point in one of our probable futures. We, the owners and publishers of The Dot Connector Magazine, encourage all of our readers to do their own research and use their own discernment when reading even this magazine and invite any comments or suggestions regarding its contents.
Boycott Israel, Boycott the Banks!
Lately, many people have been making known their frustration with the spread of insane and perverse, yet commonly accepted, societal norms. They are raising their voices against the destruction of their freedoms and their ability to live healthy and happy lives. These voices are taking the form of informed action against the powers that seek to control, deceive, and enslave humans for the benefit of an elite few...
The British Empire: A Lesson in State Terrorism
– by Joe Quinn.
There is overwhelming evidence for the claim that 'terrorism' is not a weapon wielded by some wild-eyed religious or political fanatic, but rather a carefully developed strategy, employed by the elite and implemented by state actors to ensure that the will of the masses of humanity is never truly exercised.
Climate Change, Food Shortages and Economic Crisis
– by Andrés Perezalonso.
In February 2004, the Observer reported that a study commissioned by the Pentagon predicted that food riots would result from abrupt climate change. The grim document described how the planet would reach the edge of anarchy and countries would threaten each other with nuclear weapons to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. "Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life," the analysis concluded. "Once again, warfare would define human life."
The Effects of the BP Oil Spill on the Environment and Health
– by Peter Norquest.
To say that the impact of the BP Oil Disaster on the Gulf Coast region has been catastrophic is an understatement. Over 100 miles of coastline have been fouled by heavy crude oil, suffocating estuaries and marshlands critical for the state's multibillion-dollar fishing industry; areas of methane dead zones devoid of oxygen are continuing to drive species of fish into foreign waters and are killing plankton and other tiny sea life; and the combination of oil and dispersants is polluting the air with cancer-causing chemicals and poisonous rainfalls...
Survival in Times of Uncertainty – Growing Up in Russia in the 1990s
– by Maria Fokina.
News about economic disasters or projected natural catastrophes tends to generate strong 'fight or flight' reactions in people; we want to run for the hills and barricade ourselves in a fully stocked compound with an attached bomb and meteorite shelter.Not knowing what's going to happen is a major source of stress in times of crisis. I grew up in Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union which was a time of great uncertainty. Some of my memories and conclusions from that time might seem counterintuitive to the prevailing survivalist mentality, but they may be relevant and useful...
America the Ugly: How the U.S. Became a Militarist Police State
– by Paul Craig Roberts.
There was a time when the U.S. thought of itself as 'a light unto the world' or 'the shining city upon the hill', and it is possible that much of the world saw America this way. Many Americans, especially the neoconservatives among them, still see themselves this way, but no one else any longer does... Who would have suspected that the demise of the Soviet Union would bring with it the demise of 'the city upon a hill', leaving in its place a militarist police state with a collapsing economy?..
Ghost in the Machine: Solar Flares, the Electrical Grid, and What It All Means to You
– by Scott Ogrin.
There are so many factors that determine whether a given area will be affected by a given geomagnetic storm that it is very difficult to predict what will happen.Maybe we ought to just live through widespread blackouts lasting months or years, and then we'd break free of Big Oil and Big Electric and Big Brother, and come up with real solutions where everyone generates their own power safely and cheaply. Or... Maybe we would learn that we don't really need our 'digital lifestyle' as much as we think we do, and we'd rediscover the joy of simply living and laughing together.
The Trouble with Physicists
– by Carlos Castro Perelman, Ph.D..
The corruption of physicists falls off the radar screen of interest for the majority of the public. Perhaps this could be a reason why not much has been printed in the news media. The recent Climategate scandal is just one of the many stories reflecting such corruption. Many politicians do not care about the scientific truth, but instead about gaining more power and wealth. Many physicists do not care much about the blacklisting by the arXiv.org at Cornell University as long as it does not affect them...
THE BIG FEATURE
A comet came and nearly destroyed humanity at the end of October 13,000 years ago, and impacting debris from the same comet brought Judaism, Christianity, Islam and, later, the imposition of Christianity on the Western world. Later still, the same comet stream brought the Black Death and the persecution of witches, both male and female. This scape-goating was utilized to get rid of a lot of individuals who threatened the status quo – the control over the masses – and that included a great many strong, independent women.And so, today, we associate witches with Halloween, the end of October, and the anniversary of the destruction of nearly all life on Earth. It is just a variation on the 'Eve ate the apple and brought about the fall in Eden' story, created by psychopaths who hate women and all they stand for: Creation, Nurturing and Service to Others.
Control of Uppity Women Behind Witchcraft Accusations?
– by Deborah M. DeCloedt Pinçon.
The witchcraft trials were a means by which women and particularly young girls were socialized to be sexually obedient to their husbands. From this perspective, it would be logical that women who were not under the constant control of a father or husband would be more apt to be accused of witchcraft. It is clear that expressing freedom of thought or expression, sexuality, aggression, assertiveness, or autonomy would result in a woman being more vulnerable to witchcraft accusations. A contemporary analogy would be women who in some cultures today are stoned for committing adultery, and sometimes are put to death, jailed, or shunned for being the victim of rape...
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Burying the Vegetarian Hypothesis
– by Doug DiPasquale.
Political correctness, a blight on social interaction and the relationships between disparate groups, is equally out of place in discussions on nutrition. It may not be politically correct to eat animals, but it is nutritionally correct to do so. Indeed, it is this path that has provided us the ability to have the debate...
Gulf Coast Toxicity Syndrome: Alternative Medical Treatments
– by Mark Sircus, Ac., O.M.D..
The average life span of a person who did cleanup on the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill is 51 years, meaning almost all of them are already dead, and many of those still alive complain of debilitating chronic disease. Today, almost forty thousand people are working in or around the Gulf of Mexico and a few million on shore are in harm's way, yet British Petroleum is not informing doctors nor making communications that help the public. The BP Gulf spill is at least an order of magnitude greater (possibly much more). As in the case with the Valdez spill, massive amounts of Corexit dispersant have been sprayed throughout the Gulf region...
The Evils of Gluten
– by An interview with Dr. Peter Osborne.
All drug therapies are based on plants, herbs, things that we find in nature, so wouldn't it also be right to say that if we look at food as if it were a drug then we can identify potentially abnormal drug reactions or abnormal food reactions in individuals who ate different types of foods? One man's food is another man's poison...
First, Do No Harm
– by Laurel Wells.
Winter is fast approaching in the northern hemisphere, and with it one of the scariest times of the year – flu vaccines are about to be aggressively pushed on the public by the pharmaceutical industry and medical authorities, supported by the usual hype and fear mongering by the media and complicit government authorities whose ties to the industry are becoming – shall we say – tricky, to say the least...
Magnesium: The Spark of Life
– by Gabriela Segura, M.D..
Magnesium, just like magnetite and manganese, owes its name to the greek word magnesia, a place name derived from the tribal people known as Magnetes. Physicians and therapists have paid scant attention to this crucial element which is one of the most important minerals for all living organisms...
HOME SWEET HOME
The Bride of the Sun
– by Zoran Jankovic.
It is common to adorn gardens with fancy varieties ofMarigolds, while the little less flamboyant variety, Pot Marigold or Calendula officinalis, is very often overlooked and sometimes even regarded as a weed. However, there is certainly much more to this plant than meets the eye...
Search Google Like a Pro
– by Jason Martin.
Google can be a powerful tool for finding what you need quickly. Simple searches work best, but when you are looking for something specific, sometimes a Google search can go a bit over board. Here are some excellent, and not-so-commonly known, search tips for using Google...
FORECASTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
– by Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
– by Jason Martin.
Obama Orders Drastic Changes to School Curriculum to Curb Public Realization that Subtraction is Actually Addition
– by Ignatious O'Reilly.
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